R A N D O M T H O U G H T S Voices from yesterday and today By Peachy Maramba

ST. BRIGID: Second Patron of Ireland 450 – 525 or 523 One of the most celebrated, popular and beloved saints in Ireland is St. Brigid. She was born in 450 at County Louth near Dundalk, Ireland. She was born of humble prudent Scottish stock. Her father was Duothac, a pagan Druid chieftain, and her motherContinue reading “R A N D O M T H O U G H T S Voices from yesterday and today By Peachy Maramba”

R A N D O M T H O U G H T S Voices from yesterday and today . . . by Peachy Maramba

BLESSED JOSEPH VAZ: MISSIONARY EXTRAORDINAIRE 1651 – 1711 January 16 His Dream Can you imagine wanting to go to a place where there was not a single Catholic priest for halfa century because they were all expelled by the authorities, no Catholic churches and you were forced to send your children to Dutch Calvinist school?Continue reading “R A N D O M T H O U G H T S Voices from yesterday and today . . . by Peachy Maramba”

R A N D O M T H O U G H T S Voices from yesterday and today . . . by Peachy Maramba

BLESSED ANDRE BESSETTE 1845 – 1937 January 6 St. Joseph’s Oratory If you are ever in the great city of Montreal, Canada be sure to visit the magnificent basilica of St. Joseph’s Oratory on Mount Royal of that city. Join the millions of pilgrims from all over the world to visit the world’s principal shrineContinue reading “R A N D O M T H O U G H T S Voices from yesterday and today . . . by Peachy Maramba”

R A N D O M T H O U G H T S Voices from yesterday and today. . . by Peachy Maramba

ST. JANE FRANCES de CHANTAL: CO-FOUNDRESS of the VISITATION ORDER 1572 – 1641 December 12 (Aug. 5, 12, 18, 21) Born in Dijon, France on January 23, 1572, Jane (Jeanne) Frances de Chantal was the daughter of Benigne Fremyot, wealthy prominent aristocratic lawyer who was the president of the French Parliament of Burgundy. Her nameContinue reading “R A N D O M T H O U G H T S Voices from yesterday and today. . . by Peachy Maramba”

R A N D O M T H O U G H T S Voices of yesterday and today . . . By Peachy Maramba

SAINT BARBARA 3rd or 4th Century: December 4 It is amazing how a saint who was once one of the most popular and venerated saints of the Greek and Roman Catholic churches during the early Middle Ages is today believed to not having ever existed at all. Maybe it’s because the original Greek accounts ofContinue reading “R A N D O M T H O U G H T S Voices of yesterday and today . . . By Peachy Maramba”

R A N D O M T H O U G H T S Voices from yesterday and today. . . by Peachy Maramba

ST. CATHERINE of ALEXANDRIA: Patroness of Philisophers, Maidens and Preachers d. c. 310: November 25 A Saint Who Never Was It is almost unbelievable that the feast day of a saint long venerated in the East and one of the most popular saints of the Middle Ages so that she has been a favorite subjectContinue reading “R A N D O M T H O U G H T S Voices from yesterday and today. . . by Peachy Maramba”

RANDOM THOUGHTS Voices from yesterday and today… by Peachy Maramba

ST. MARGARET of SCOTLAND: PATRONESS of SCOTLAND 1045-93:November 16 It is interesting to note that the patroness of Scotland was not even born there but probably in Hungary. Granddaughter of the Anglo-Saxon King Edmund Ironside and daughter of an English prince – Edward Aetheling and a German princess, Agatha, Margaret was raised at King St.Continue reading “RANDOM THOUGHTS Voices from yesterday and today… by Peachy Maramba”

RANDOM THOUGHTS Voices from yesterday and today. . . by: Peachy Maramba

St. JOSAPHAT KUNSEVICH of POLOTSK The Martyr of Ecumenism-First Eastern Saint 1580-1623 Nov. 12 The first priest of the Eastern Church to be canonized by the Western Church was St. Josaphat because he was martyred for his great efforts to reunite the Orthodox Church with Rome. Early Years Josaphat was born John Kunsevich at Vladimir,Continue reading “RANDOM THOUGHTS Voices from yesterday and today. . . by: Peachy Maramba”

RANDOM THOUGHTS Voices from yesterday and today… By: Peachy Maramba

BLESSED JOHN DUNS SCOTUS: Franciscan Theologian & Philosopher 1226-1308 Nov. 8 Father John Duns of Scotland – the Blessed John Duns Scotus – was a great Franciscan theologian and philosopher of the Middle Ages who has been one of the most influential Franciscans through the centuries. He was identified as John Duns Scotus to indicateContinue reading “RANDOM THOUGHTS Voices from yesterday and today… By: Peachy Maramba”

RANDOM THOUGHTS Voices from yesterday and today . . . by Peachy Maramba

ST. SIMON, the APOSTLE First Century A. D. October 28 Least Known Apostle One of the twelve men called by Jesus to be his Apostle was Simon. Thus he was one of the original followers of Christ that formed the inner 12. Other than this fact that he is almost verified as an apostle inContinue reading “RANDOM THOUGHTS Voices from yesterday and today . . . by Peachy Maramba”